Christmas is single handedly my favourite part of the year. Above everything else, I look forward to christmas the most. Theres something so magical and cozy about the whole of this holiday. Everything seems that bit nicer and happier. I find myself searching for gifts and decorations many months in advance, and I get obsessed about finding the perfect wrapping paper – it cannot ‘just do’. Everything about it is hugely exciting… apart from the shopping. Christmas shopping can be such a stress – trying to figure out the perfect gift for the special people in your life can be a real task.
For my first festive blog’s, I have put together four different gift guides. One for ideas for the women in your life, the men in your life, the little girls in your life and the little boys in your life. I’ve searched my brain in the hope that I can help you get inspiration of what to buy the lovely people in your life for christmas this year. I hope you enjoy reading my blog, and get inspiration from it. I have tried to use different websites and different price ranges to suit the needs of anyone/everyone who is reading these posts.
Today, I start with
‘The Christmas Gift Guide Part 1: Women’
I find that there are several different go to gifts that most women would love to receive. When I buy, I go by the rule that if I’d like to recieve the gift I’ve bought someone, the chances are that they will like them too. I’m sure this isn’t the case for everyone out there, as everyone is very different. However, the people I buy for are all very similar to me, so this is essentially a fail safe strategy. Below are a few ideas to get your brain going… Enjoy xoxo
Tiffany Eau De Parfum, 175ml Gift Set
I think it’s common knowledge that the way to a womans heart is through Tiffany. I appreciate that Tiffany can be quite expensive, so instead of a super expensive piece of jewellery, a beautiful gift set like this one is the next best thing! It’s still at slightly high price, however I know it would be worth it. I know that I’d 100% love to recieve something beautiful like this. You’re on to a winner with this present.
House of Fraser – £110.00
The White Company Winter Pot Pourri
The White Company products smell divine. Along with a beautiful bowl, this would make such an amazing present. I find this is something I wouldn’t neccessarily buy for myself, but would love to have in my house. It seems like a random present to recieve, however I think it’s an extremely sweet stocking filler that wont break the bank, which will enable the recipient to keep their house smelling festive for the forseable future.
The White Company – £16.00
Oliver Bonas Glitter Hair Clips Pack of 2
Oliver Bonas is one of the most fantastic shops on the internet. They sell the most stunning pieces of jewellery, accessories and homewear. This stunning hair clip is such a sweet gift idea. It’s not a generic gift which loads of people will buy for the same person. It’s different to the usual pairs of socks to pop in your loved ones stocking, and it’s something that can be used over and over again. It’s also a statement piece which I’m almost 100% sure that whoever recieves this will love to pieces. This isnt too expensive either, and theres two in a pack which is a bonus!
Oliver Bonas – £9.50
The White Company Seychelles Christmas Cracker Gift Set
When does anyone ever buy themself a gift set? I certainly never do. This is what I love about Christmas. You can get all of your favourite things in a beautifully wrapped package. Bliss. The White Company have thought this gift set through amazingly and this is such a wonderful gift idea. It includes a 50ml Body Cream, a 50ml Shower Gel and a 15ml Lip Balm.
The White Company – £25.00
Pandora Happy Reindeer Charm – Pandora Disney Mickey Vintage Hat Charm – Pandora Disney Pinocchio Pendant Charm
Pandora charms are fabulous… as long as the recipient has a Pandora bracelet… obviously. There are so many amazing charms to choose from – so here are a few of my favourites. There is generally something for everyone on the Pandora site. These charms are great gifts as they are something which will be kept forever. They’re of average price and amazing quality.
Pandora – £55 roughly (depending on which charm you choose)
Soap and Glory All Spa Cast Set
You can’t go wrong with Soap and Glory products at all. Unless somebody has super sensitive skin, these products can be used by anyone… even men if thats what they like! This gift set includes ‘The Scrub Of Your Life’ Body Buffer, ‘The Righteous Butter’ Body Butter, ‘Clean On Me’ Shower Gel, ‘Hand Food’ Hand Cream and two ‘Fizz-A-Ball’ Bath Fizzers. An absolute bargain which is guarenteed to pop a smile on any ladies face!! Any Soap and Glory product is a definite recommendation from me.
Boots – £20.00
Next Green Christmas Sprout Socks 5 Pack
Is it even Christmas if you don’t recieve a pair of socks? With this gift, you recieve five pairs!! Even better, they have brussel sprouts on them. Wicked stocking filler… enough said!
Next – £10.00
Next Grey Star Pyjamas With Ribbon Wrapping
Snuggling up during the evening on Christmas Day is the best thing ever. After stuffing your face full of turkey, brussels and christmas pudding, you need to sit down and relax. Next pyjamas are of the best quality and are stunning to snuggle up on the sofa with a mug of mulled wine watching a Christmas film with the family. I could happily recieve nothing but Next pyjamas for Christmas and be happy. I have several pairs of Next pyjamas, and they have lasted years. 110% vaule for your money and a beautiful gift to open on Christmas morning.
Next – £18.00
Yankee Candle Christmas Collection
If you don’t have a log fire to burn at night, candles are the next best thing. Yankee Candles are an amazing make of candle, and their christmas scents are to die for. A woman usually loves a candle, so recieving loads in a box is heaven. This gift pack consists of 1 medium sized jar candle in the scent ‘Christmas Cookie’, which will burn for 90 hours, 1 small sized jar candle in the scent ‘Christmas Eve’, which will burn for 40 hours, 7 votive candles in the scents ‘Snow In Love’, ‘Snowflake Cookie’ and ‘Spiced Orange’, which will burn for 15 hours each and finally, 12 tealights in the scent ‘All Is Bright’ which will burn for 6 hours each. This is 307 hours worth of Christmas scents being spread through the house. Beautiful.
Boots – £25.00
Its A Gin Thing Gift Box From Le Bon Vin
If a woman in your life loves Gin – here’s the gift for them. This gift set includes 1 bottle of Fentimans Gin & Tonic (275ml), 1 bottle of Fentimans Gin & Rose Lemonade (275ml), 2 Tranquile Bath Bombs (180g each), 1 Dragon Fruit Tropical Soap and 1 Face Cloth. Amazing, gift, amazing value for money.
Next – £26.00
Lush Christmas Candy Box
Bath time is a lovely way to wind down from a hard day. Lush make some of the most beautiful bath products on the market. I am obsessed with Lush as a brand. They are against animal testing too which is always a bonus to many people. This gift set contains a Candy Cane Reusable Bubble Bar, a Butterbear Bath Bomb, a bottle of Snow Fairy Shower Gel (100g) and a Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb all in a lovely box which is easy to wrap… bonus!
Lush – £19.95
A novelty gift is always bound to pop a smile on somebodies face. I think these are actually really cute and I bet they’re super warm. Perfect for someone who loves a laugh and gets cold feet. Not too epensive either – maybe not good for somebody who has a dog though as I have found out the hard way that dogs do not particularly love big animal shaped slippers.
Firebox – £16.99
Oh K! Korean masks
Bundle 1: £16.00
Bubble Sheet Mask
Panda Face Mask
3 Step Blackhead Clearing Mask
Bundle 2: £20.00
Peeling Foot Mask
Helllo Happy Skin Mask
Bundel 3: £10.00
Detox Pamper Pack
3 Step Bamboo Mask
We only have a few of each of these in our salon – so call us on 01536428756 to reserve one quick before they all go!
That is the end of The Christmas Gift Guide Part 1. I hope you have enjoyed reading my guide and have taken away a few ideas for some of the lovely women in your lives. I have linked every single website underneath each product so that you can go directly to the product if I have inspired you to purchase it.
Keep your eyes peeled for The Christmas Gift Guide Part 2: Men, which will be uploaded very soon.
Have a fabulous evening!